Restaurant pledges to help victims of scam

Phil Rockrohr reports:

Corporate officials of Eddie Merlot’s, whose manager was charged July 2 with stealing customers’ identities, have pledged to “rectify the issue with any affected patron.”


On July 2, Alexander Pera, 26, of Chicago was arrested and charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft and money laundering, police said.

Pera, who had been manager of the restaurant since it opened in October 2012, stole more than $50,000 by using the identities of customers and former employees, police said.

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